Two hours of the web-slinging would’ve been plenty—for me at least. (I saw the ending approaching at least three times only for the movie to keep going, and going and going)
But hey, this Spidey marks the official kick-off to Hollywood’s summer movie season and should do the industry proud.
I’m expecting an $80 million+ weekend at the domestic box office.
This second chapter of Marvel’s reboot brings back Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker in a storyline of the legacy with heavy emphasis on his family secrets.
The story covers Spidey being abandoned by his parents as a boy and finding out how he became the person he is today. A quest regarding his parents’ disappearance leads him to OSCORP and on a collision course with his father’s former partner, Doctor Curt Conners and his alter ego.
So are we talking less action here?
Hardly, the action is practically non-stop. All while Peter is trying to carry on a relationship with his heartthrob Gwen Stacey played perfectly by Emma Stone.
And as far as I’m concerned Stones steals the show.
Peter Parker facing life-altering decisions uses his powers to shape his destiny and become a hero. All the while webbing his way throug the Big Apple.
NYC fans will love it.
All that plus an impressive supporting cast including Sally Field as Aunt May and Jamie Foxx as Electro (thanks to an unfortunate encounter with some killer electric eels).
There’s Chris Cooper, Denis Leary, Paul Giamatti, Campbell Scott and Dan DeHaan, as weird Harry Osborn, who was once Peter’s pal but now inherits murky OSCORP.
Will there be a Spider-Man 3?
Is the Pope Catholic?
But what of Emma Stone’s Gwen character?
Not telling. You’ll have to see for yourself.
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 grading out a B- with this reviewer.
(Reviewed at AMC Barrywoods Theatre)
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